The signs of aging reflect through your skin as wrinkles, sunken features, and dark spots. Our routines change, our skin ages with time, and the conditions we expose it to also change. Unprotected sun exposure is one of the most damaging environmental factors that causes your skin to rapidly lose collagen and elastin fibers that normally help support your tissues. Proper nutrition and hydration help to maintain healthy skin, but when it comes to preserving it and protecting it from external elements, Skincare products play a major role. Most people are reluctant to wear sunscreen due to the irritation that … Continue reading
The highest incidences of cancer in the USA occur in the skin. Estimates are that one out of five Americans will fall victim to skin cancer. The American Academy of Dermatology Association (AAD) says 9,500 cases of skin cancer are reported in the US every day. Melanoma is responsible for the most number of skin cancer deaths with almost 20 deaths reported daily. It is estimated that 7,230 people: 4,740 men, and 2,490 women, will die of melanoma this year. These facts are disturbing, however, most skin cancers can be cured if detected early and treated properly. Warning signs include … Continue reading
For anyone considering beating the signs of aging without taking the drastic step of going under the knife, injectable neurotoxins are a good solution. They temporarily minimize the appearance of frown lines and wrinkles on the face, and bring the skin a firmer, youthful look. The newest such neuromodulator on the market, which can effectively get rid of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines), is Jeuveau. The innovative cosmetic solution to aging received FDA approval in February 2019 for the treatment of facial wrinkles, and has been making waves among dermatology circles since then. Jeuveau creates … Continue reading
When we are young, we have soft, smooth and glowing skin with an even tone and well-defined features. As we age, dark spots, lines and wrinkles appear on our skin, which also takes on a leathery texture, a dull and sagging look, with sunken features; the reason being the breakdown of essential proteins in our skin like collagen and elastin fibers. Although our personal skin care regimes may help to some extent, there is nothing like some professional help to get the glow and smoothness back! Whether you are considering an in-office procedure like laser treatment, Botox or fillers, or … Continue reading
The condition of your skin is something that you cannot hide or ignore as the skin is the most visible organ of your body. It not only protects your vital organs from the elements, but says a lot to the outside world about who you are. Your skin condition reveals your overall health and mental state, and it is quite important that you look after it well. Skin which looks older than it really is, with spots, blemishes and wrinkles, is the result when the skin doesn’t get the proper care it deserves. However, it is still not too late … Continue reading
As residents of San Diego, we are rather blessed to have sunshine and warmth almost the entire year without the colder temperatures most others have to endure. However, the warm climate comes at a price, with our skin taking a major battering. As a result, we end up with a lot of lines and wrinkles on our faces and necks, which lends many of us a prematurely aged look. Botox, Xeomin and Dysport have provided solutions to these problems for years, but now we have Jeuveau, the ‘new kid on the neuromodulator block’. The FDA-approved injectable neuromodulator hit the markets … Continue reading
“A summer’s sun is worth the having,” is a famous French proverb. However, if we are not careful, the sun could become our enemy. Its harmful ultraviolet (UVA and UVB) rays can not only wreak havoc with our skin and eyes, they could also cause lasting damage including skin cancers. According to The Skin Cancer Foundation, more people are reported to have skin cancer in the USA each year than all other cancers put together. One in five Americans is estimated to fall victim to skin cancer by the time they are 70. Exposure to UV radiation from the sun … Continue reading
Skin cancer is quite common, one in five Americans will have a basal cell carcinoma. Many people ignore their earliest signs and symptoms, because they are mistaken for benign lesions. Early detection of skin cancers allows for less invasive treatments. The following are the three main varieties of skin cancer and their symptoms: Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer and can spread to other organs if ignored. Warning signs include new brown spots on the skin or existing spots which change color, size or shape. These can be on sun exposed or non sun exposed sites. If a … Continue reading
Although we love the warm summer months, UVA and UVB which make up the suns rays are dangerous. These rays penetrate our skin and damage the cells that make up our skin, the keratinocytes. When enough damage is done by these harsh rays, skin cancer is the result. This damage also makes our skin appear dry, damaged, discolored and wrinkled with lines and spots. Therefore, we need to pay special attention to protecting our skin in summer. An important step to protect our skin is the application of a broad spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen which can block UVA and UVB … Continue reading
It is often overwhelming to walk down the skincare aisle and pick out what to put on your skin. The products and price points are so varied it’s hard to wonder if some products are “worth” their cost. Some products are physician grade, have medical science supporting their use and are fantastic. However if you’re not ready for a physician grade routine there are three basic products you can start out with: Purpose gentle cleanser – True to its name, this gentle cleanser removes dust, dirt, makeup and oil from the skin without drying it out or irritating it, the … Continue reading
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Meet Dr. Amanda LloydDR. AMANDA LLOYD HAS BEEN SERVING HER PATIENTS MORE THAN 15 YEARS.
Board-Certified Dermatologist Dr. Amanda Lloyd has expertise ranging from cosmetic to cancerous. After completing her Bachelor’s degree, Medical Degree and Dermatology residency, she established the Skin & Vein Institute in Encinitas, CA. She is an authority on cosmetic dermatology and injectables, laser therapies, venous disease treatments and skin cancer surgery with cosmetic reconstruction. Additional training with Mohs Surgery and cosmetic dermatology fellowship, many published articles and textbook chapters have enhanced her profile.
Dr. Lloyd’s well-rounded approach to skin care, health, and appearance and membership in many dermatology associations have gained her respect among peers. She regularly lectures her peers at the dermatologic national meetings.
She has earned her patients trust as a dermatology authority who wants to make them look their best so they Look Stunning, Always.Meet the Doctor